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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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Nikki Sixx Reveals Taylor Hawkins Will Appear on Next Sixx: A.M. Album

Ask and ye shall receive! A little over a year ago this time Nikki Sixx shared his desire to record music with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and now it appears as though Hawkins got word and will actually turn up on the next Sixx: A.M. album.

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Rock on the Range’s Performance Times Set

It's still a couple weeks away, but music lovers heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the annual Rock on the Range festival can begin planning who they want to see and when.

One of the biggest issues for any concert-goer is potential time conflicts, but Rock on the Range's organizers are giving those attending advance notice to make for the best concert experience possible.

Grand Rapids' Pop Evil is slated to hit the Monster Main Stage at 3:50 p.m. May 17, a Saturday.

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AC/DC Taps Producer Brendan O’Brien To Record New Album

It's been an eventful month for AC/DC, who thwarted retirement rumors but did reveal that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking some time away from the band due to illness. But despite the absence of Young, the band is still moving forward with plans to make new music and a group of newly posted photos suggest that recording will begin shortly.

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Courtney Love Unleashes ‘Wedding Day’ Single

Courtney Love is getting ready to hit the road again, and the singer wants to have some new music to perform. Last week, fans were treated to the preview of her forthcoming double A-Side, 'You Know My Name,' and now we're getting the other half -- a song called 'Wedding Day.'

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Dave Grohl Recalls His Soundgarden ‘Holy S—’ Moment

One of the great things about the Seattle scene of the early '90s was the incredible amount of talent and craftsmanship that continually raised the bar among the top bands in the area. With Soundgarden's 'Superunknown' turning 20 this year, one of the band's peers, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, has weighed in with his recollection of hearing what Soundgarden were doing back in '94.

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Stephen Pearcy Says There May Be One More Ratt Album Despite His Exit

Stephen Pearcy may have surprised many by announcing his exit from Ratt last week, but that may not be the last we hear of Pearcy under the Ratt moniker. The vocalist revealed in a new chat with Mitch Lafon of the 'One on One' podcast that there may still be one more Ratt album despite his departure from the band.

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Cherie Currie and Lita Ford Talk The Runaways, Joan Jett and Influencing Women in Rock

While there are plenty of women in hard rock today, they definitely owe a bit of gratitude to The Runaways. The band arrived on the scene with their 1976 self-titled debut and despite their young age and gender, both of which presented barriers at the time, they went toe-to-toe with many of the male-driven acts of the day.

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The Offspring and Rise Against to Headline 2014 Chill on the Hill Festival in Sterling Heights

The Detroit-area festival Chill on the Hill is back for its second year, and organizers have revealed that The Offspring and Rise Against will headline the two nights Sept. 6 and 7 at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heightsh.

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